1. Stop Showering
Yes, that's right - stop getting squeaky clean! One of the hallmark signs of one's 40s is drier skin, which turns into wrinkled skin. While everyone knows to moisturize with face creams and body lotion, why not try to preserve the body's natural oils, too? Unless you are super sweaty or smelly, you probably don't need to shower every day. Baby wipes work wonders to keep your personal areas clean in between shower days. While you might freak out at first, give it a go for a week to see how your body adjusts. You will probably find, like many less-clean converts, that your body and hair looks so much better when you allow your natural oils to stay on your skin!
2. As you age, your skin gets thinner, showing blood vessels and making it fragile and weak. Again, over drying and lack of moisture adds to the thinning. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
3. Sink Your Teeth In
Want to know one of the weirdest things that age a person? It's not wrinkles, it's tooth color! Luckily, teeth whitening is one of the easiest things to do to improve your appearance.
4. Don't Forget Your Décolleté
What's décolleté you may ask? It's the beautiful area between your chin and your breasts, and experts say to show it off for as long as possible if you like, because your décolleté is often the last part of your body to 'go,' age-wise. To keep your décolleté looking darling, regularly exfoliate (2 times per week) Also, don't forget to moisturize this delicate area as well.
5. Stop Spots
Oh age spots, the pigmentation that is difficult to prevent and cover. If you're prone to pigmentation, it's really hard to eliminate age spots completely, especially in your fifties, but you can work a few miracles. It gradually evens skin tones, fading spots as well as scars. But you have to be diligent about using it frequently to see results, so don't slack off or your leopard won't change its spots!
6. Peel the Onion
Not satisfied with the results that moisturizing alone is giving your skin? Perhaps it's time to remove a layer or two of dead skin to see if there's something less damaged or wrinkled underneath! The good news is that there probably is!